Vampirella is truly an iconic character. Her design is simple, yet unique (and overwhelming provocative). As a child I always felt I shouldn’t be looking at her, or at least that I must hide her image from my parents. But as an adult, I find comfort that her costume was designed by comic artist Trina Robbins, who among other accolades was the first female artist to illustrate Wonder Woman comics. Knowing that her barely-there costume was designed by a woman somehow allows me to more easily admit that I really like it. My first in-depth exposure to the character was through my obsession with the art of Arthur Adams. I picked up his Creepy Fearbook #1 and Vampirella Summer Nights and I was mesmerized. I was over the moon when Dynamite Comics announced their series of Arthur Adams’-designed busts (featuring Vampirella and Red Sonja). But that kicked off years of frustration with sold out products, variants being more prevalent than standard versions, and secondary market inflation.
But five years later I finally got her and she’s brilliant. It’s actually a low-number Artist’s Proof as well.
I also picked up Red Sonja and will try to post her before the end of the year. Let’s check out Vampirella below!
There have been two variants of the Vampirella Bust, a Black Swimsuit version and a Black & White version.
Time for a Comparison Pic!